NASDAQ:FRED - Fred's Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $1.78 -0.01 (-0.56 %) (As of 08/19/2018 03:29 PM ET)Previous Close$1.78Today's Range$1.75 - $1.8152-Week Range$1.30 - $7.63Volume313,369 shsAverage Volume1.20 million shsMarket Capitalization$67.81 millionP/E RatioN/ADividend Yield3.39%Beta1.29 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Fred's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The company, through its stores, offers health, beauty, and personal care products; household cleaning supplies, disposable diapers, pet foods, and paper products; and various general merchandise, and food and beverage products to low, middle, and fixed income families located in small- to medium-sized towns. It also sells general merchandise to franchised Fred's stores. As of February 3, 2018, the company operated approximately 584 retail stores, 348 pharmacies, and 12 franchised stores located in 15 states primarily in the Southeastern United States. Fred's, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. Receive FRED News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for FRED and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Variety stores Sub-IndustryGeneral Merchandise Stores SectorRetail/Wholesale SymbolNASDAQ:FRED CUSIP35610810 Webwww.fredsinc.com Phone901-365-8880 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.10 Current Ratio1.66 Quick Ratio0.42 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E RatioN/A Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.81 billion Price / Sales0.04 Cash FlowN/A Price / CashN/A Book Value$4.74 per share Price / Book0.38 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$-150,180,000.00 Net Margins-7.08% Return on Equity-30.90% Return on Assets-10.22% Miscellaneous Employees9,106 Outstanding Shares37,260,000Market Cap$67.81 million Fred's (NASDAQ:FRED) Frequently Asked Questions What is Fred's' stock symbol? Fred's trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FRED." How will Fred's' stock buyback program work? Fred's declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, December 6th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 3,800,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were Fred's' earnings last quarter? Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June, 14th. The company reported ($0.54) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.42. The business earned $437.11 million during the quarter. Fred's had a negative return on equity of 30.90% and a negative net margin of 7.08%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($1.02) earnings per share. View Fred's' Earnings History. When is Fred's' next earnings date? Fred's is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, September, 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Fred's. What price target have analysts set for FRED? 1 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Fred's' stock. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $4.00. On average, they anticipate Fred's' stock price to reach $4.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 124.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Fred's. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Fred's? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Fred's in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Fred's. Who are some of Fred's' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Fred's include Walmart (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Wal-mart de Mexico S A B de C V (WMMVY), Target (TGT), Dollar General (DG), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Five Below (FIVE), Ollie's Bargain Outlet (OLLI), BJs Wholesale Club (BJ), PriceSmart (PSMT), Big Lots (BIG) and Tuesday Morning (TUES). Who are Fred's' key executives? Fred's' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joseph M. Anto, Interim CEO, Exec. VP, CFO & Sec. (Age 39)Mr. Gregory Froton, Sr. VP of Merchandising and Gen. MerchandiseMr. Timothy A. Liebmann, Former COO of Pharmacy & Exec. VP (Age 51)Mr. Rodney L. Pittman, Director of Internal Audit & Compliance (Age 60)Mr. Willie Sands, Sr. VP Has Fred's been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about FRED stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fred's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.87 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Fred's. Who are Fred's' major shareholders? Fred's' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.94%), Royce & Associates LP (1.88%), BlackRock Inc. (1.66%), Millennium Management LLC (0.97%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (0.79%) and Paloma Partners Management Co (0.47%). Company insiders that own Fred's stock include Alden Global Capital Llc, Eric Ridings, Mark C Dely, Michael Hayes, Ricky Chambers and Timothy A Barton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Fred's. Which institutional investors are selling Fred's stock? FRED stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Royce & Associates LP, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fred's. Which institutional investors are buying Fred's stock? FRED stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co, LMR Partners LLP, Weber Alan W and Jane Street Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought Fred's stock in the last two years include Alden Global Capital Llc and Timothy A Barton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Fred's. How do I buy shares of Fred's? Shares of FRED can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Fred's' stock price today? One share of FRED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $1.78. How big of a company is Fred's? Fred's has a market capitalization of $67.81 million and generates $1.81 billion in revenue each year. Fred's employs 9,106 workers across the globe. How can I contact Fred's? Fred's' mailing address is 4300 NEW GETWELL RD, MEMPHIS TN, 38118. The company can be reached via phone at 901-365-8880 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Fred's (NASDAQ FRED)Community Ranking: 1.6 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 170 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 350 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 520MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Fred's and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FRED will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FRED will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the NASDAQ?